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  • Writer's pictureEmma Moore

Slow Fashion: Why Arsenic and Old Lace is the Ethical Choice for Timeless Style

In today's fast-paced world of disposable fashion, it's refreshing to find a company that prioritizes sustainability, quality, and craftsmanship over fleeting trends. Arsenic and Old Lace stands apart as a beacon of ethical fashion, offering a compelling alternative to the harmful practices of fast fashion giants. Here's why choosing us for your bow tie and tie needs is not just a purchase, but a conscious decision for a better planet:

Vintage Fabric

1. Vintage-Inspired Fabrics: At Arsenic and Old Lace, we often draw inspiration from the past, incorporating vintage fabrics into our designs. While we meticulously source reclaimed vintage fabric when available, we also curate vintage-inspired textiles that capture the essence of bygone eras. By infusing our accessories with vintage charm, we not only reduce the environmental impact of textile waste but also offer you a unique and timeless style statement.

A selection of fabric

2. Made to Order: Unlike the mass-produced accessories churned out by fast fashion brands, every bow tie and tie from Arsenic and Old Lace is made to order. This means that we only produce what is needed, minimizing excess inventory and eliminating the wasteful practices of overproduction. Your purchase is crafted with care and attention, ensuring that each piece meets our high standards of quality and craftsmanship.

Pocket Square

3. Minimal Waste: Sustainability isn't just a buzzword for us—it's at the core of everything we do. From our design process to production, we strive to minimize waste at every step. By using reclaimed vintage fabric and adopting a made-to-order model, we significantly reduce our environmental footprint, leaving behind a smaller impact on the planet.

Sustainable packaging

4. Eco-Friendly, Plastic-Free Packaging: We believe that sustainability extends beyond our products and into every aspect of our business. That's why we use eco-friendly, plastic-free packaging for all bow tie and tie orders. From recycled paper to compostable materials, we ensure that our packaging reflects our commitment to the environment, so you can feel good about every aspect of your purchase.

Grandad and grandson with matching ties

5. Classic Styles Built to Last: In a world where fast fashion encourages disposable consumerism, Arsenic and Old Lace offers a refreshing alternative. Our bow ties and ties feature classic styles that transcend fleeting trends. Crafted with the highest quality materials and meticulous attention to detail, our accessories are made to last for generations to come. By investing in timeless pieces from our collection, you're not just buying a garment—you're investing in enduring style and durability.


6. Made in Britain: Supporting local craftsmanship and production is an integral part of our ethos. That's why all Arsenic and Old Lace accessories are proudly made in Britain, supporting local artisans and ensuring fair labor practices. By choosing us, you're not only making a sustainable choice for the planet but also supporting the British fashion industry.

In a world where fast fashion dominates the market,

Arsenic and Old Lace offers a refreshing alternative—a conscious choice for those who value sustainability, quality, and timeless style. Join us in redefining fashion by making ethical choices that leave a positive impact on the planet and future generations.

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xx Emma and the Arsenic and old lace team

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